City Flea Co-founder on the Perks of Raising Kids in OTR


Name: Lindsay Dewald
Kids: Ruthie (5.5), Wren (2.5), Rowan (3 months)
Extracurricular claim to fame: Co-founder of City Flea

Photograph courtesy Dustin Sparks

Raising kids downtown: We’ve always been city lovers, and we loved the idea of our kids being raised among all different kinds of people. My husband is an architect and always wanted to design and build a house for his family, so that’s what we did. We’ve been here two years.

Perks of city life: My kids ride their scooters everywhere—Holtman’s Donuts, Graeter’s, Washington Park, Ziegler Park. We love to get takeout from CityBird, which is chicken fingers and fries, and walk it over to the playground for a picnic dinner. There’s also an amazing space we can walk to called Play Library that’s really fun in the cool months or on rainy days.

The family business: It’s just me and my husband that run City Flea, so the fact that I’m at home working means it involves my kids. We also do a Kids Market every year, and my older daughter has participated the past two years.

Guidelines for @ourcityhouse: I try not to do a ton of pictures of just my kids’ faces, and I don’t ever show them in a really hard moment where they’re crying or embarrassed.

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